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Poster: WardXmodem Date: Jan 2, 2014 8:32am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

This is just great, I truly appreciate the efforts of everyone at Archive.org.

I noticed the classic "brain that wouldn't die - upgrade" was commented by uploader as being "a better copy than previous".

I'm curious - ever since I saw the result of a friend's "image stabilizing" camera (shot out the back open door of a moving train) I've been impressed with image stabilization.

IF someone is trying to preserve an old movie - there are two issues:

1) Yes, the original may have had poor image stabilization and that is part of the history.

-or-

2) it could be that true film, from too many playings and splices, etc, may have worn sprockets causing -- as in the case of "the brain that wouldn't die" -- even the title screen and text to "jump around" in a slightly nauseating way. This could be improved -- albeit at the cost of significant processing resources -- by being run through an image stabilization program.

Might there be one? Or even to download the video and run it through my OWN (as yet nonexistant(*)) image stabilization?

Thanks! And again, great effort!

(*) when I first got a digital cam with video, I downloaded a trial (watermarked) stabilization program, and it worked very well, so I KNOW the technology is there; I just didn't plan to take many videos so did not buy it, but knew it worked.

/Ward C inventor of Xmodem & (W/Randy Suess) BBSs